Covid-19: Vaccination centre in IDCC Shah Alam temporarily closed on Tuesday (July 13 ) after staffer tests positive


A file picture of the vaccination centre at IDCC Shah Alam. — IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/The Star

PETALING JAYA: The vaccine administration centre (PPV) at the Ideal Convention Centre (IDCC) in Shah Alam will close temporarily for one day on Tuesday (July 13).

In a statement, the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force (CITF) said the PPV would close as one of the workers on duty there had tested positive for Covid-19.

"This immediate closure was done after the Covid-19 test result was obtained last night to enable sanitation to be carried out.

"As a precaution, we advise those who were at IDCC between June 29 to July 12 to conduct self-assessment and if symptomatic, to get tested for Covid-19," it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The CITF said appointments for July 13 would be rescheduled.

It is learnt that those scheduled to be vaccinated at the IDCC have received or are receiving notifications of the closure.

Shahira Hussin, who was supposed to get her vaccination at the IDCC on Tuesday, found out that her appointment was cancelled after she received an SMS to check her mySejahtera app.

"My husband found out on Twitter this morning that the IDCC PPV was going to be closed for sanitisation. At that time, I checked mySejahtera and there were no updates yet.

"But at around 8am, I received an SMS to check mySejahtera and a new slot had been given for July 19," the 32-year-old said when contacted.

Shahira said she had also applied for two days' leave for the vaccination but had to cancel it.

"I was looking forward to it. My husband also took leave to take care of our kids. I was initially concerned about the new (appointment) date but I'm glad that they have notified me quickly of the new date," she said.

She added that she had cancelled her leave and will re-apply for the new appointment date.

For any inquiries, the public can contact CITF at 03-8893 4303.

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